how to pronounce gnome

noʊm

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meanings of gnome

noun:

  1. The northern pygmy owl, Glaucidium gnoma, a small owl of the western United States.
  2. A dwarf; a goblin; a person of small stature or misshapen features, or of strange appearance.
  3. A brief reflection or maxim; a pithy saying.
  4. An upper atmospheric optical phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, a compact blue starter.
  5. One of a race of imaginary human-like beings, usually depicted as short and typically bearded males, who inhabit the inner parts of the earth and act as guardians of mines, mineral treasure, etc.; in modern fantasy literature, when distinguished from dwarves, gnomes are usually even smaller than dwarves and more focussed on engineering than mining.
  6. An elemental (spirit or corporeal creature associated with a classical element) associated with earth.
  7. A small statue of a dwarf-like character, often bearded, placed in a garden.
  8. A banker, especially a secretive international one.

name:

  1. An open source, free software computer desktop environment for Unix operating systems.

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